- Actively model change and lead professional learning for staff as per the School Leadership Strategy.
- Engage community to enhance School Excellence.
- Consistently communicate research findings related to a culture of high expectations.
- Develop processes and protocols to encourage and foster trusting and respectful relationships and conversations with the broader community.
- Display genuine interest in students and parents and remain non-judgemental.
- Support teachers to recognise and celebrate diversity in the community.
- Explore the beliefs and assumptions of leaders, teachers and parents.
- Promote a positive self-identity for students and their families.
- Embrace leadership within the community.
- Establish policies and practices which emphasise the importance of parents and community members engaging in decision making.
Teacher, student and parent expectations all play a role in ensuring optimum outcomes for students. Managing community expectations requires strong leadership and open communication channels.
Aboriginal community engagement
Glendale East Public School implemented a whole-school Aboriginal community engagement initiative to build partnerships and cultural awareness. The school acknowledged that without authentic partnerships, deep knowledge and understanding of cultural awareness, optimal student engagement and quality learning outcomes would not be achieved.